Genealogy in San Marco in Lamis

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Marco in Lamis, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Puglia and in Foggia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Marco in Lamis registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in San Marco in Lamis in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of San Marco in Lamis to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Marco in Lamis?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Marco in Lamis


Before to start your genealogy research in San Marco in Lamis, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Puglia and in San Marco in Lamis too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Marco in Lamis from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Marco in Lamis. As more your surname is common in San Marco in Lamis, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Marco in Lamis archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church archives in Foggia province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit San Marco in Lamis and Foggia province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Bari.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in San Marco in Lamis, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Marco in Lamis, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in San Marco in Lamis”
  1. Ralph says:


    I am searching for my Nono’s and Nona’s Birth Certificate(“Estratto di Nascita”) and there Marriage Certificate(“Estratto di Matrimonio”).

    My Nono’s name is: PASQUALE CARRAFA.
    Born: 9/8/1915.

    My Nona’s name is : Arcangela Giuliani.(Before Marriage)
    Born: 18th of April 1919.(NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)

    They were Married in Italy : 18th of April 1938. (NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)
    Place: Foggia. (NOT SURE)

    Thankyou for any help you may provide me.


    • Raffaele Nardella says:

      Hi Ralph,

      Usually there was no birth certificate, just the baptism certificate with the date of birth. Sometimes the only way you can this information is to visit the church. There are 8 churches in San Marco. It is very difficult to obtain information from the “Comune” (town hall) unless you know someone with contacts in San Marco (or pay). I found my information at the San Giuseppe church when we went in 1999. I had my cousin to help me.If you still have family in San Marco you could ask them for help.
      Raffaele Nardella

  2. patricia mackinlay says:

    I am looking for the name of the famous poet from San marco in lamis Joseph …cant remember the surname.thankyou

  3. John says:

    My grandfather Marco Gravina left San Marco in Lamis in 1913 on ship Berlin from Napoli. Came to New York. He was drafted in Stati Uniti L’Armi. He fought in WWI (the Great war) He retorno to France in 1917 then retorno to Stati Uniti in 1919. He stayed in Stati Uniti until he died in 1979. He had a sister Caterina in San Marco in Lamis and she had children. I plan to visit one day. I do not know Caterina’s last name She would be deceased now.

  4. joe says:

    my great grandfather Felice Raffaele Carrafa was born in San Marco in Lamis in 1804,His fater Was Vincenzo Carrafa. I don’t know where Vincenco was born, perhaps in San Savero. I will be in San Marco,oct 11-13 Can you advise how i get apointment to view parish records and also cical records?

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